Presentations and pictures from NoCOUG Conference #100 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA

So Many Oracle Manuals, So Little Time

Babbage Difference Engine

Static electricity crackles as a museum volunteer cranks the Babbage Difference Engine. The engine can compute mathematical formulas with more accuracy than Microsoft Excel.

Conference #100 was a real blast; we smashed all attendance records. The sweetest accolade came from conference attendee Philip Rice of UC Santa Cruz who insisted on giving us his membership check for 2012! Thank you Philip and please join me for a beer summit at Conference #200 in 2026! Another sweet accolade came from performance maven Craig Shallahamer who wrote “I love speaking at NoCOUG; there are lots of really smart and inquisitive and full-of-energy attendees.” Please send us your pictures of Conference 100.

Click here to download the conference presentations. The presentation on Oracle Database Appliance is especially important. I am fully convinced that the ODA is in all our futures and that ODA usage will be the best predictor of database performance…

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